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SLAUGHTER-LOHMAN FORMULA TO CALCULATE BODY FAT FOR CHILDREN

The Slaughter-Lohman formula is a skinfold equation that calculates the percentage of body fat from the taking of two site skinfolds and is ideal for children 8 to 18 years old.

Slaughter-Lohman Equation Skinfold Sites 

  • Tríceps
  • Calf

Slaughter-Lohman Body Fat Formula for Boys and Girls

To calculate the percentage of body fat, measure take the skinfolds (in millimeters) with a skinfold caliper and perform the followings equations:

Boys: % Body Fat = 0.735 (Triceps skinfold + Calf skinfold) + 1.0

Girls:  % Body Fat= 0.610 (Triceps skinfold + Calf skinfold) + 5.1

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